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often hear president obama talking about lincoln, mitt romney talking about ronald reagan, and now "newsweek" is out with a list of the ten best presidents since 1900. sir harold evans who is author of the fabulous, "the american century" has a tribute. it's a ploesh to have you here. >> thank you, madam. >> you gaekted together ten distinguished historians. what was the criteria? >> the criteria was what kind of active presidents were they. it's very interesting. the historians, all -- every single one of them chose franklin roosevelt as number one. >> why? >> best president since theodore roosevelt in the beginning of the century. if you ask them why he did that, he was active and effective, those two things. and he had a sense of america's ideal of itself. so they took those criteria. they didn't know what the others were doing. they all voted and it's interesting the top three -- >> so it wasn't a big sitting around the table and discussing this. >> no, no. it was all in isolation. they locked them in a room with an ice pack and 5,000 volumes of their own works and said, come u
solution to our budgetary problems has to involve spending cuts and tax increases. ronald reagan agreed to tax increases when it hit 4%. george w. bush did. but today's republican parties is organized around the proposition that no matter the circumstances, there must never be a tax increase of any kind. the simpson-bowles proposal calls for 1% for every $3 of spending cut bus every republican presidential candidate during the primaries including romney pledge thad he or she would not accept $10 of spending cuts if that meant $10 of tax increases. so romney could present a serious plan and then h would face a revolt within his own party. so his solution has been to be it lerly vague about how to deal with the actually deaf sit. when pressed for details he said, the devil's in the details. he's right. were he to get specific he would be committing ideological blasphemy. instead he talks about freedom and capitalism. the same pattern emerges on immigration. he says he wanted to solve the immigration issue permanently but he can't propose anything practical because that would talk about le
. >> if you say i'm going to bomb you, you look like ronald reagan and you release the hostages. >> you'll find a lot of quotes saying all options are on the table. >> you can also find a lot of quotes from ronald reagan, i will use military power and never hear one from barack obama nor the words, islamist extremist terrorist whose carried out attack on our ambassador and killed him. instead, a bump in the road. a bump in the road? >> thank you so much, sir. >> thanks for joining us. >>> the rest of the top stories. two american soldier, killed in an attack by a suicide bomber in afghanistan. a third american soldier injured there. the attack happened in the a district just south of afghanistan's capital of kabul. a spokesman said the suicide bomber detonated himself during a military eration. >>> a fraternity at the university of knoxville is a suspended over alcohol enemas. 12 students cited for underage drinks, another disorderly conduct. one student rushed to the hospital with alcohol poisons, blood alcohol level five times the legal limit. he is out of the hospital reportedly back
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